We Didn't Have Prisons?

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
21 May 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Robyn Oxley, Meriki Onus, and Debbie Kilroy

This event is now fully booked. We have reserved spaces for any First Nations people who missed out on a booking – please email ticketing@wheelercentre.com or call 03 9094 7800 to request one.

Australia’s prison populations are booming and their demographics are heavily skewed – with Indigenous Australians shockingly over-represented. Why do we rely so heavily on prisons in our criminal justice system, and what would our society look like if we abolished incarceration? What are the alternatives in terms of prevention, deterrence and rehabilitation? What would we do about violent citizens? And what changes might we need to make to our health, housing and education systems to enable a prison-free society?

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Knowledge Week.

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So What If ... We Didn't Have Prisons?

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